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Smiling bar mitzvah boy wearing a suit and kippah and wrapping himself in a prayer shawl from the bimah

The most memorable part of our son Liam’s bar mitzvah on December 31st, the seventh day of Hanukkah, was also the most meaningful.

Cantor Rachel and Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker
Mother and daughter sitting back-to-back

In the first biblical story, God creates the vast universe according to a specific pattern and order. On the first divine-sized day, God separates day from night and light from darkness.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Bat mitzvah girl holding Torah scroll

Everyone kept saying, “Whatever happens at Netta’s bat mitzvah will happen. It’ll be fine.”

Allyson Perling
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